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    Default bying a macbook pro advice and feedback needed

    I've bitten the bullet and decided to get a 17" MBP for Djing sometime this summer. I've heard of an issue with one port being better than the other on 15" MBP's and wondered if this the same on the 17" model. I got a lot of the dropout and associated sound problems using aa VCI-100SE (DJTT mapping 3.64) on a Win 7 64bit pc.
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    they're not exactly the same, but on mine both work perfectly well for everything.
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    My mac is the new 15' and it works perfectly fine regardless of the port and what not. Definitely a good investment, however I don't know if 17' is really necessary. It's rather large.

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    17" laptops are just a pain, theyre too big. i would really go for the 15" and get the i7.
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    Seconding the 15 inch... You think you need bigger, but you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePattern View Post
    Seconding the 15 inch... You think you need bigger, but you don't.
    You mean thirding!

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    ive got the 17" macbook and i love it, they aint that big, or bulky, i used to have an 15.5" acer before and there isnt a great deal of difference. Apart from the macbook is the dogs bollox and the acer wasnt haha.. everyone has there own opinions but people talk about the 17" macbook like its a 42" flatscreen telly or summat lol...
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    Honestly, I just bought a 13" and I'm more than happy with it. I'd really suggest getting one of the smaller ones, and if the budget allows, getting a larger screen for home use that's seperate from the computer. That way you have something that's a lot lighter and portable, but when you are home you still have a massive screen.

    I've owned a couple really large laptops in the past... and they are just a pain to lug around. It may be what you want though, and I wouldn't knock it.
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    Thank you very much for the replies guys! I have already decided that if I'm going to get an MBP I'm going to go all out on it, the best processor they can offer and a good 89gigs of ram, more than likely I'll remortgage the house to get an SSD in it too. I'm thinking of 17" mainly because I want the extra usb port and I'm a bit spoilt with screen sizes, that said its not going to fit in my UDG Traktor bag is it? grrrrr...
    Are there any sites where I can get useful info on making the most of a macbook with music and DJing? found some bits here on DJTT but mostly its advertising campaigns and keyboard fondlers rather than solid facts and decent tutorials...
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    with a new MBP there's not much you can do to make it more suitable for music. Runs well, just install your software and off you go.

    They don't fill them with shitty little background apps like some PC manufacturers *COUGH*VAIO*COUGH* do.
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